Addiction is an all-consuming fire, which ignites its passion in every aspect of individuals’ body, mind and soul. It is not a respecter of persons in regard to age, gender, culture, race or social economic class. It is not a communicable disease that spreads from one person to another. It must be willingly submitted to for its’ force
to be unleashed.
Thus, recovery from addiction must be a total commitment of the physical, emotional and spiritual of an individuals involving heart, mind and will. There are neither simple “cures” nor easy “fixes” for such a passion that totally consumes an individual and aims them for destruction or even death.
A relationship by faith in Almighty God is the only permanent cure and the ultimate answer to bring true, lasting change!
We watch this “miracle cure” happen daily in the addiction recovery programs of Union Mission as folk surrender their hearts by faith to Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior. Scripture from the Word of God provides their hope: “If any man be in Christ, he is a new creation, behold, old things are passed away and all things become new.”
We do not force this on anyone, but offer it as the answer for help, hope and healing from God. He alone made us and offers one and all His unlimited love.
We also use the scriptures to address the ‘causes’ of addiction that stem from the heart and mind. Some of these causes are loneliness, anxiety, hostility, resentment, bitterness, fear, guilt and depression. The Bible provides answers for all of these as we, at the mission, help the addict to search for answers for their dilemma in the Bible, which is the “Owners’ Manual”. Men and women who have battled unbelievable addictions are set free by the power of God and His mercy as they seek Him.
It is only through the generosity of faithful friends and committed partners that Union Mission is able to offer these programs to combat this epidemic that is currently consuming our state and nation.
Thank you so much for your partnership.